Definition of 'curly'
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A woman with curly hair putting shopping into her car. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So he wore a white curly wig like a bunch of large dead worms. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You can do without the cotton wool if you have thick or curly hair. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Serve it up with fresh greens such as curly kale. The Sun (2015)How does that shampoo for curly hair know whether hair is curly or not? Times, Sunday Times (2015)Not sure what to do with curly kale? Times, Sunday Times (2006)And her hair has gone curly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's naturally dark and curly and my mum prefers it that way. The Sun (2013)If your hair is naturally curly, it will define and hold the curl. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Hail kale, curly king of greens. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When it returned, his hair was curly. Christianity Today (2000)She had the same strong curly hair, his dark eyes. The Glasgow Girls (1994)Curly hair is a nightmare - it has a life of its own. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He was a chubby man of medium height, with long dark curly hair and a friendly face. DOT.CON (2001)I had a curly red wig at one point. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I have a large nose and naturally curly hair. The Sun (2011)I want to grow more leafy green veg in my garden like broccoli and curly kale. The Sun (2011)She had dark, curly hair. Times, Sunday Times (2014)At the moment curly kale, sprouts and parsnips are being harvested in the suburban garden and the head gardener is on hand for advice. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At the peak of his success he cut a distinctive figure, his shock of dark curly hair offset by a central streak of premature grey. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He will not accept my son as a person who is different religion, naturally tanned, curly hair. The Sun (2008)If I could get a curly mullet wig and overalls it'd be great to see if fans spotted me. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'curly'
British English: curly /ˈkɜːlɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Curly hair is full of curls.
I've got naturally curly hair.
- American English: curly
- Arabic: مُجَمَّد
- Brazilian Portuguese: cacheado
- Chinese: 卷曲的
- Croatian: kovrčav
- Czech: kudrnatý
- Danish: krøllet
- Dutch: krullend
- European Spanish: rizado
- Finnish: kihara
- French: frisé
- German: lockig
- Greek: κατσαρός
- Italian: riccio
- Japanese: 巻き毛の
- Korean: 곱슬머리의
- Norwegian: krøllet
- Polish: kręcony
- European Portuguese: encaracolado
- Romanian: cârlionțat
- Russian: курчавый
- Spanish: rizado
- Swedish: lockig
- Thai: หยักศก ที่เป็นลอน
- Turkish: kıvırcık
- Ukrainian: кучерявий
- Vietnamese: xoăn
Definition of curly from the Collins English Dictionary
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